A Ukrainian police officer lost his entire family, including his six-year-old daughter and six-week-old son, after they were shot dead along with their mother and grandparents on the day of the Russian invasion, it became clear today.
Oleg Fedko, 30, was on patrol when his relatives were killed when soldiers opened fire on two cars on their way near Nova Kakhovka in southern Ukraine.
Ukrainian media report that Russian soldiers shot the family in the bombed Ukrainian region of Kherson, north of Crimea.
Ukraine war: The latest
- Russia’s military tells Kyiv citizens it can “leave freely” as it hints at attacks on civilian areas
- Russian forces fire on Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, killing at least 11 civilians in residential areas
- Russian forces reach the southern city of Kherson near Moscow-controlled Crimea
- Kyiv says 352 civilians have been killed, including 14 children, since the invasion began last Thursday
- Nearly 520,000 people have fled Ukraine in the past five days, the UN refugee agency said.
- International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan says he is investigating the “situation in Ukraine”, saying there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that “war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed”
- Turkey blocks warships from the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles, restricting the movement of Russian and other naval assets by invoking a 1936 treaty.
- Negotiators from Ukraine and Russia conclude the first round of talks without a breakthrough. Both sides agree to hold second round “soon”
- In talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, Putin called for “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine
- The head of the UN nuclear service “is seriously concerned” that the invading Russian troops are operating near Zaporozhye, the largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine
- Twitter and Facebook are taking steps to limit the online presence of Russian state-run news outlets
- Russia has been expelled from the 2022 World Cup, and its teams have been eliminated from all international football competitions “until further notice”.
- The International Olympic Committee has called on sports federations to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes
- The United States wants to expel 12 members of Russia’s UN mission from America because they are “intelligence operatives.”
- The United States and Canada have banned all transactions with Russia’s central bank as an unprecedented sanction. The EU is adding more of Putin’s allies to its blacklist of sanctions
- Putin has ordered extraordinary capital controls and forced exporters to buy rubles to keep their currency falling by a fifth, reaching record lows.
- Legislators in traditionally non-aligned Finland – which has a long border with Russia – will discuss NATO membership
- Disney and Sony Pictures have stopped releasing their films in Russian cinemas due to their invasion of Ukraine
Six-year-old Sofia Fedko and her brother Ivan, who was just six weeks old, died with the child’s mother, Irina, 27, and two grandparents, both 56, on the first day of the conflict last Thursday.
Oleg’s brother Denis Fedko said he was talking to his mother on the phone at the time. “I talked to my mother,” he said, adding: “I kept hearing my mother screaming that there were children [in the car] and” How can you [do this]? ”
Describing the beginning of the attack, he said: “I heard little Vanya [Ivan] crying loudly. He was only a month and a half old. And then I heard shots. Then there was silence and then shots again. There were two shots, each two to three shots long. I realized they were finishing them.
Reports say that Oleg Sr. forced him to take family members because his son was on duty.
On the same day, February 24, Russian troops entered the village of Veseloye, about 40 miles from the city of Kherson, and the family reportedly decided to flee the Russians again.
Local reports say that the first car managed to pass in front of Russian soldiers in the village of Veseloe. The second car didn’t have time.
The policeman “cannot remove the bodies of his relatives killed by Russian troops,” zaxid.net reported.
The tragedy is another example of how Putin’s war is being waged against all Ukrainians, including children.
The life of Polina’s brother and sister, the 10-year-old Ukrainian girl mad by Harry Potter who was shot dead by the Russians along with their parents, still hangs in the balance today like a little girl blown up by five others when a rocket struck is called a kindergarten.
Polina was among three members of the same family killed in her car by one of Putin’s sabotage and intelligence units operating in the capital on Saturday.
Anton Kudrin, his wife Svetlana Zapadinskaya and their middle daughter died in a hail of bullets, their eldest daughter Sofia and young son Semyon were injured and in critical condition in hospital, unaware that their family had been killed.
A touching photo of a relative with his head bowed as he shakes Semyon’s hand while lying on a fan, portrays Putin’s war on civilians and continues to have a terrible impact on Ukraine’s youngest and most vulnerable. Sixteen children have been killed and 45 injured since last Thursday, and the death toll is expected to rise later today.
The brutal treatment suffered by the Russians by the children of Ukraine horrified the world, as it was also revealed that a child with gunshot wounds died on the way to the hospital after his ambulance was fired upon by the invaders.
Yesterday’s photos, depicting the senseless death of the so-called girl in pink pajamas with a unicorn, shocked the world. Surrounded by doctors and nurses, the six-year-old lay fatally wounded in a wheelchair held by her blood-soaked father, one of the youngest victims of Putin’s murderous attack on her country.
Six-year-old Sofia Fedko was killed with her little brother when troops opened fire on the family car, killing her mother Irina. Sofia’s father Oleg (pictured with his wife) was working as a police officer when his family died
Oleg and Irena with their daughter when she turned two. The couple had just had their second child, a baby boy. who also died in the attack
Grandpa and grandfather Oleg Fedko, 56, and Anna Fedko, 56, also died, expelling the family from their southern city after the Russian invasion
A photo of the smiling pink-haired student Polina was shared yesterday by Vladimir Bondarenko, the deputy mayor of Kyiv. Mr Bondarenko said: “Her name was Polina. He studied in the 4th grade of the school in Kyiv. She and her parents were shot dead by the Russian DRG. ‘The 10-year-old loved the Harry Potter books and was in her final year of primary school when she was killed.
Seven-year-old Alice Hlans was one of six people killed in a blow to her kindergarten on Friday, the second day of the Russian invasion. Photos of the aftermath of the attack show bodies scattered around the entrance as staff tried to escape with the children.
At least one child hiding in the nursery was injured in the attack.
Chief Prosecutor Irina Venediktov said Alice, three months after her eighth birthday, died at a hospital Saturday after the attack in the small town of Okhtyrka, an hour’s drive from Ukraine’s northeastern border.
The Russian military has been accused of using cluster bombs in the attack, with a broken kindergarten showing traces of multiple bomb blasts. The Kremlin has denied the allegations.
An unnamed boy was killed on the second day of fighting in the small town of Chukhuev in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine after a shell hit apartments.
While a local doctor told Sky News that a ten-year-old boy died from gunshot wounds on the way to Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv on Friday night. Dr Andrei Vysotsky said the boy was “in the ambulance and the ambulance was also under fire”.
Unkilled or injured children are among more than 500,000 trying to flee Ukraine to the West – many forced to say goodbye to their fathers, who remain to fight.
Putin’s infamous war against the people of Ukraine was revealed in heartbreaking photos capturing the death of an innocent six-year-old child – named the girl in the pink pajamas with a unicorn – one of 16 children now killed in the conflict.
The disturbing photos outline the battle to save an unnamed little girl who was fatally wounded when the Russians shelled her apartment building in Mariupol on Sunday – and portrayed the horrific casualties the war inflicted on civilians, especially children.
During the rescue operation, a doctor in blue medical scrubs, pumping oxygen into the girl, turned to the AP photographer and said: “Show this to Putin: the eyes of this child and the crying doctors.”
Polina’s younger brother Semyon Kudrin is supported by a loved one as he lies on a ventilator after being wounded by the Russians in an attack that claimed the lives of his sister and parents. His eldest sibling Sofia also hangs in the balance
Ten-year-old pink-haired Polina was shot and killed by Russians while in a car with her parents in Kyiv. The Harry Potter fan had to finish primary school this year
Seven-year-old Alice Hlans was one of six people killed in a blow to her kindergarten on Friday, the second day of the Russian invasion. Photos of the aftermath of the attack show bodies scattered around the entrance as staff tried to flee with the children to Okhtyrka in eastern Ukraine. The circles suggest multiple blows, probably from a cluster bomb
Father Anton Kudrin, and wife Svetlana Zapadynskaya and their middle daughter Polina died, their eldest daughter Sofia (at the back) and youngest son Semyon (right) were badly wounded
A woman, who could be the child’s mother, reacts as paramedics perform CPR on the girl who was fatally injured during shelling in Mariupol yesterday. She clutches her blood-soaked hand to her mouth while clutching the child’s belongings with the other including shoes and a scarf
The child is lying dead and only in the city hospital after the Russian attacks took her life in a photo that shocked the world. 16 children have died in Ukraine since Thursday, 45 have been injured
Squeezing her bloodied hand to her mouth and wearing the child’s slippers, pompom scarf and hat, a woman, who may be her mother, was photographed trying to resuscitate the six-year-old in the back of an ambulance after the artillery strike.
The next photo, too vivid to be published, shows the girl’s father holding the hand of his lifeless child while the paramedic resuscitates her small body. He sobs while covered in something that looks like her blood.
A team of doctors then gently transports the child, who is still wearing his red-paired unicorn pajamas, to a hospital in the coastal town. Her bed linen was then cut so that a team of seven doctors worked on her body, which was still caught by the praying father.
The latest image shows the child only in a wheelchair in an empty ward that has been declared dead in a war that claimed at least 210 civilian lives by Sunday, including more than a dozen children.
More than 500,000 refugees, mostly women and children, have fled Ukraine to the West, with some children separated or even orphaned since the invasion began. Queues of up to 25 miles are reported on the border with Poland and Romania.
It came when Mail readers donated an outstanding £ 268,000 on the first day of our appeal to Ukraine. The owner of the newspaper also promised 500,000 pounds – sending the monumental amount for the first day, which exceeded 750,000 pounds, to be given to renowned charities, which are already on site, distributing hot food, blankets and vital housing to affected families.
The shocking picture of the pale and lifeless body of a six-year-old child could become defining images of the conflict in the same way as a photo of three-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi drowned on a Turkish beach in 2015 shocked the world and revealed the plight of refugees. fleeing the war-torn country.
Her death, like that of other children, reveals Putin’s dirty lie that he is not waging war against the Ukrainian people amid calls for him to be treated as a war criminal for his civilian bombings. Several nurseries and kindergartens were also damaged.
President Zelensky said in a televised address yesterday that 16 Ukrainian children had been killed and 45 wounded in the four days since the invasion began.
The little boy Mark Goncharuk was filmed running with others in a van to the Ukrainian border, fighting back tears as he recounted how his father stayed behind to help fight the Russians.
As tears streamed down his face, he said, “We left our father in Kyiv. He helps our heroes, our army and can even fight alone. The family was picked up by a Reuters team. Mark said, “We walked for three hours and planned to walk for three days. You saved us.
Putin has drastically escalated East-West tensions by ordering Russian nuclear forces to be on high alert on Sunday as Ukraine’s war-torn leader agrees to negotiate with Moscow as Putin’s forces penetrate deeper into the country.
Putin cited NATO’s “aggressive statements” in issuing a directive to increase his country’s nuclear weapons readiness, a move that has raised fears that Ukraine’s invasion could escalate into a nuclear war, whether intentional or by mistake.
The Russian leader “potentially includes forces that, if there is a mistake in the calculations, could make things much, much more dangerous,” said a senior US defense official, who wished to remain anonymous.
This is the kindergarten blown up by the Russians killing six in happier times before it was hit with a warhead
A Ukrainian father says a tearful goodbye to his son as he boards a train with his mother and sister as men stay behind in Kyiv and other cities to fight the Russians
Gravely ill children, including several diagnosed with cancer, are now receiving treatment on the basement floor of the shelter of Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital
A Ukrainian child sobs alone in a railways station as Europe faces a fresh refugee crisis as millions are potentially displaced by war
Children cling to the windows of coaches or cry as they are separated from families and taken away from the front line
A woman and a child wait for a call to cross the Polish passport control after arriving in a train from Kyiv at the Przemysl main train station
A member of the Slovak Armed Forces carries a child fleeing from Ukraine who arrived in Slovakia with her family, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine